Who we are
swissnex China is the Science Consulate of Switzerland for China, connecting the dots between the two countries in education, research, and innovation. Our mission is to provide a multi-faceted, transdisciplinary platform to facilitate international exchange in ideas, knowledge, and talent.
Presence Switzerland takes an important role in shaping the image of Switzerland abroad. It aspires to implement the Swiss Federal Council's external communication strategy. Presence Switzerland supports the protection of Switzerland’s interests by using various public relations tools. Its tasks include the transmition of general knowledge about Switzerland as well as the promotion of Switzerland’s diversity and vast offerings. Presence Switzerland accomplishes foreign communicational mandate in cooperation with the Swiss representations abroad, and with the involvement of domestic and foreign private actors.
Freedom and individual responsibility, entrepreneurial spirit and open-mindedness: ETH Zurich stands on a bedrock of true Swiss values. ETH Zurich dates back to the year 1855, when the founders of modern-day Switzerland created it as a centre of innovation and knowledge. At ETH Zurich, studentsfind an ideal environment for independent thinking, researchers a climate which inspires top performance. Situated in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, ETH Zurich is pioneering effective solutions to global challenges of today and tomorrow.
EPF Lausanne is Europe's most cosmopolitan technical university. It welcomes students, professors, and collaborators of more than 120 nationalities. EPFL has both a Swiss and international vocation and focuses on three missions: teaching, research, and innovation. EPFL collaborates with an important network of partners, including other universities and colleges, secondary schools and gymnasiums, industry and the economy, political circles and the general public, with the aim of having a real impact on society.
Expand and grow your business globally with the Greater Zurich Area Ltd (GZA), the region’s official investment promotion agency. Switzerland and Greater Zurich are world leaders in innovation and the ability to attract talent. We provide support during the complex and dynamic process of taking a business global. How do we help? Our organization acts as an intermediary, door opener and facilitator. We guide you through Greater Zurich Area’s ecosystems, give you valuable market and industry insight and connect you with peers, research institutes, incubators, authorities, specialized service providers, associations and platforms.
Innovaud is the first port of call for innovation in the Canton of Vaud, Switzerland, a leading European hub in terms of technology and innovation. Innovaud provides free support to innovative SMEs, scale-ups and startups, and focuses on businesses in the fields of information and communication technology, digital, life sciences, precision industry and cleantech. The support includes: financing, promotion, hosting and networking.
Swisscom is Switzerland's leading telecoms company and one of its leading IT companies. Swisscom shapes the future and inspires its customers with a cutting-edge network, high-performance offerings, and excellent service. Swisscom StartUp supports start-ups and entrepreneurs in Switzerland with advice, discounts on IT and cloud services, expertise, coaching programs, finance and community events.
venturelab is the supporting program for Switzerland’s best startup talents. Since 2004, startups have benefited from a unique international industry network and access to leading investors. Today, a great number of innovative venturelab startups are truly global ventures and they are strongly growing at an international level, i.e. Abionic, BioVersys, Covagen, Climeworks, Doodle, GetYourGuide, InSphero, L.E.S.S., QualySense and Poken. Venturelab’s international roadshows and business development programs such as venture leaders bring the best Swiss startups from Silicon Valley to Boston, from New York to Shanghai or from Peking to Cape Town.
The Nespresso story began with a simple idea: enable anyone to create the perfect cup of espresso coffee – just like a skilled barista. From its beginning in 1986 in Switzerland, Nespresso has redefined and revolutionized the way millions of people enjoy their espresso coffee. It has shaped the global coffee culture. Moreover, Nespresso's singular focus is on delivering highest quality coffees and ultimate coffee experiences to their consumers cup after cup. The brand competes in both the business-to-consumer and business-to-business segments, allowing consumers to enjoy their highest quality coffees at home and to recreate these perfect coffee moments wherever they may be.
Lindt & Sprüngli is a Swiss chocolate manufacturer and recognized as leader in the market for premium chocolate, offering a large selection of products around the world. During the almost 175 years of Lindt & Sprüngli’s existence, it has become known as one of the most innovative and creative companies making premium chocolate under the key brand Lindt, but also under Ghirardelli, Hofbauer, Küfferle, Caffarel and since 2014 Russell Stover.